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Best Of International Shorts 5 – 2023

The 5th of five programmes featuring the Best of International short films in competition.

Be uplifted, inspired and moved by the next generation of the world’s most talented filmmakers in competition for two Academy® qualifying awards; Best Short Live Action & Best Short Animation.

Screening: Wed 25 Jan, 6.30pm | Runtime: 116 mins | Classification: under 15 to be w/adult

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  • Curiosa

    Curiosa tells the story of overly curious Mary, who visits her boyfriend’s flat for the first time, just to discover it’s been stripped bare of all personal belongings. After being denied an explanation, she climbs into his head.

  • AirHostess-737

    On a Boeing-737 a flight attendant tries hard to hide her obvious discomfort with her braces. She blames her mother. However, this plane carries her mother’s dead body to her hometown. When the turbulence becomes threatening, Vanina faces an urgent need to see her mother in what proves to be a last chance for reconciliation.

  • Spinning

    Robert takes his beloved 3.2L saloon for a spin in the neighbourhood. But his world is crumbling, and his car is merely a symptom of male vulnerability and denial.

  • Hot Rod

    Summer 2031, 104°. Saadia, 16, is in mechanical school but the car industry is in crisis and there are only a few electrical cars in circulation. What will happen when her friends cheer her up with a joke about the future of cars being horses?

  • Man To Man

    Man To Man is a hard-hitting, emotional rollercoaster starring David Harewood MBE (Homeland, Blood Diamond) as Malcolm, who brings his son Dion to a boxing ring after being beaten in a fight outside his school.

  • Arnasa

    Sitting on a hill, Inaxio mourns the death of his wife through a bertso. His grandson Ekaitz seems to have been invoked by his song and returns to the farmhouse to take care of his grandfather and the animals that provide them with food and company. The two, with different visions of the environment, will unite again and face the complications of the future together.

  • Southern Afternoon

    An Uyghur father living in Southern China accidentally discovers that his 14 year old daughter has received a possible love letter. Desperate to resolve his doubt, but unable to read Chinese mandarin, he can only ask his younger daughter to help read the letter.

  • My Eyes Are Up Here

    Sonya is a super-busy, sought-after model, and dating doesn’t really fit her lifestyle. However, a one night stand with a clumsy but considerate man changes her perspective.